Which web browsers do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Eice, Apr 18, 2009.

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Which web browsers do you use?

  1. Internet Explorer (incl. Trident shells, i.e. Avant, Maxthon, GreenBrowser etc.)

    103 vote(s)
    38.4%
  2. Mozilla Firefox (incl. clones, i.e. Flock, IceWeasel etc.)

    167 vote(s)
    62.3%
  3. SeaMonkey

    5 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. K-Meleon

    10 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. Opera

    96 vote(s)
    35.8%
  6. Google Chrome (incl. Chromium ports, i.e. SRWare Iron)

    65 vote(s)
    24.3%
  7. Safari

    10 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. Camino

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  9. Konqueror

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. Other

    7 vote(s)
    2.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Eice

    Eice Registered Member

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    Just realized we don't have a browser usage share poll.

    Please choose only the ones you use regularly, and not those that you keep around "just in case". Thanks.
     
  2. Osaban

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    I have Chrome and Firefox. I'd say in terms of usage, Chrome 80% of the time. Its speed on my system is addictive.
     
  3. Arup

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    Opera 95% FF5% on Ubuntu, on Windows its Opera 90%, IE8 10%.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    IE8 almost exclusively in Vista and Firefox mostly in Linux. Opera also on both for speed, but usually less often.
     
  5. Pedro

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    So 5% usage counts? Then i should have voted for other as well.
     
  6. Eice

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    Hmm. I just thought it'd be a good idea to tell people not to vote for browsers they have installed but never use or only use occasionally, otherwise IE is going to own this poll.

    I've got Iron and IE8 on my machine. IE8 has guaranteed site compatibility, InPrivate Filtering, RSS, Flashblock, Suggested Sites (not very useful, but fun), visual search suggestions and excellent foreign language support, but Iron has a more responsive UI, raw speed, the Omnibar, more screen real-estate and a better download manager. I'd say its Iron 70%, IE8 30% for me.
     
  7. Pedro

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    So count +1 other, sorry if i didn't understand the poll.
    That would be Epiphany. Iceweasel 95% of the time. Extensions exist that make using another browser a step back for me.
     
  8. the Tester

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    Opera almost all of the time.
    FireFox for my wife.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    IE8 64-bit mostly, 32-bit version for flash only, because it is too unstable, I can not wait for flash 11 64-bit. But I think about Firefox, since IE8 got messed up.
     
  10. Gaeko

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    Opera :cool:
     
  11. raven211

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    Opera all the time, as long as it's compatible enough with the webpages I visit - shame on the pages that aren't...

    Whenever I use any other browser, I find it missing features that are very useful in Opera, or you've to download a "wannabe-extension" for. That would be for example (1) Undo tab closing and (2) Speed Dial. The latter I know has wannabe-extensions everywhere, but the first is more uncommon.
     
  12. crash79`

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    I use SRWare Iron.
     
  13. Eice

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    AFAIK IE, Chrome and Firefox can reopen closed tabs natively without needing extensions.
     
  14. raven211

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    Do you mean when closing the browser completely, or in real-time which I meant? Can it be shortcut:ed?
     
  15. Eice

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    In real-time. Just right-click on the tab bar, or press Ctrl-Shift-T (works in all 3 browsers I mentioned).
     
  16. progress

    progress Guest

    Mozilla Firefox because of Adblock Plus ;)
     
  17. Eice

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    Ad-blocking is a non-factor as far as I'm concerned. IE8, Opera and Iron can block ads by default. For all others, there's Proxomitron and Privoxy. :D
     
  18. progress

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    Some pages don't work correct with Opera and Iron :( IE8 blocks ads? Hey, congratulations to MS :D

    Another reason: LinkScanner search ratings only work with IE and FF. The same goes for KeyScrambler ...
     
  19. Eice

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  20. noone_particular

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    SeaMonkey is my default browser and gets used over 75% of the time. K-Meleon gets most of the rest of the usage time. If some of the functions provided by SeaMonkey extensions were available in K-Meleon, that percentage would be higher. Both are very good browsers. Some users don't like the "old Netscape" look of SeaMonkey. To me, FireFox looks like a pre-school toy. I find SeaMonkey to be comfortable, easy to use, and faster than many others, including FF on my hardware.

    Internet Explorer gets less than 1% of the usage on my PCs. It's been removed from most of the operating systems I use. Those systems have all seen performance increases that have made it worth the effort.
     
  21. progress

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    Thank you Eice :)

    You removed IE? :eek:
     
  22. noone_particular

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    On all but 2 copies of Windows, I've removed Internet Explorer completely. One of them is this 98FE box. The other is a copy of 2K.

    Removing Internet Explorer makes major changes to your system. A lot of software uses IE components. If you decide to try this, back up your entire system first, preferably in a way that allows you to extract individual files. If you have a dual-boot system, 7Zip can be run from one OS to archive the other. You may need them for certain apps to work.
    XPlite and 2000lite Professional v1.9
    98lite Professional v4.7
    IEradicator
     
  23. SIR****TMG

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    Avant and firefox,:thumb:
     
  24. rdsu

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    1. Opera
    2. Google Chrome
     
  25. Creer

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    1. Opera Browser,
    2. FireFox,
    3. IE 8.
     
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